Arcam has unveiled its first dedicated music streamer, the ST60 – and as you can expect from such a groundbreaking product from the established British brand, it meets the high demands of today’s streaming world.
The Arcam ST60 offers access to services such as Deezer, Napster, Qobuz, Spotify and Tidal. But that’s not all: it’s also compatible with Apple’s AirPlay 2 and Google Chromecast to make gaming on iOS and Android devices easier, and to record and play UPnP sources.
It can fully decode MQA (Master Quality Authenticated) files and is Roon Ready for playback in a multi-room setup. How’s that for a skill set? This versatility is of course no less than we would expect from a brand that has experience in streaming, most recently with their excellent SA30 system with just additional speakers.
MQA, of course, is not the only high-resolution format it supports. It also plays well with AIFF, ALAC, FLAC, and WAV along with legacy compressed formats. If you’re interested in custom home installations, it also offers full I / P RS232 control, including Control4 and Crestron.
In terms of connectivity, we look at analog USB, balanced XLR and single ended RCA outputs, as well as coaxial and optical digital outputs, which offer numerous options for connecting to amplifiers and systems.
You don’t want to control the ST60 with AirPlay, Chromecast or the MusicLife app from Arcam from your device? You can use the remote control instead.
The Arcam ST60 arrives this winter for £ 1199 – it sits nicely between What Hi-Fi? Then the award-winning Cambridge Audio CXN V2 and NAD C 658.
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